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Illegal alien arrested on multiple charges pleads guilty for unlawfully re-entering the U.S.

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

MONROE, La. – Eliezer Merino-Tetlactle, 25, of Mexico, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty to one count of re-entry of a removed alien, U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced.  

According to the guilty plea, West Monroe police arrested Merino-Tetlactle on August 23, 2018 for carnal knowledge of a juvenile, computer aided solicitation of a minor, possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.  His background check showed that he was an illegal alien who had been previously removed from the United States twice.

Merino-Tetlactle faces two years in prison, one year of supervised release and a $250,000.

United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and the West Monroe Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon H. Whitten is prosecuting the case.

Updated March 6, 2019